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Military & Veterans


Knowing where to start with your VA Educational Benefits can be challenging. Our VA Representatives, located in within the offices of Student Affairs on the Prestonsburg and Pikeville Campuses, serves the student veteran population by assisting with obtaining VA Educational Benefits (under Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, and 1606), navigating the college admissions process, academic advising, and as serving as an advocate for veteran issues throughout the Big Sandy Community and Technical College campus.

All program offerings, whether you choose to obtain a certificate, diploma, or degree, are eligible for VA Educational Benefits under all chapters in accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) and the state Approving Agency for Veterans Education. To view our program offerings, please access the Veterans Educational web site at and go to the option Education and Training.

BSCTC will award credit to veterans for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) based upon the recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE) for lower level college equivalency. Students may request an official copy of their ACE transcript.

How to Apply

The application process is quick and simple, and we’re here to help. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Apply through if you plan to use Federal Tuition Assistance.
  2. Submit the KCTCS application if you’re not using FTA.
  3. Send us transcripts from high school and any colleges you’ve attended.  
  4. Submit your ACT or SAT scores or the results of placement testing
  5. Explore financial aid. Federal financial aid is available for members of all branches of the military. We also offers scholarships, grants and loans to make a great education even more affordable. 

Concurrent Admission

If you’re planning to enlist in the Army, you may be eligible for the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP), a program designed to help you apply to college and access your benefits. Be sure to select KCTCS as your home college when you enlist.

Contact Us

Prestonsburg/Mayo/Hager Hill Campuses

Jeffrey T. Hicks
Counselor/Professor/VA Certifying Official

Pikeville/Mayo/Hager Hill Campuses

Elizabeth M. Cole
Counselor/Professor/VA Certifying Official